New Plextor 740A ! from june in stores

Internal E-IDE CD-R & DVD±R Recorder

High speed Double Layer drive (16X) 8.5GB

PX-740 writes up to 8X on Double and Dual Layer
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Leading Edge Performance

Plextor, one of the leading companies for the development and production of reliable, high quality CD/DVD peripherals is expanding its range with the PX-740A. The PX-740A writes at 16X for DVD+R, 16X for DVD-R and 8X for DVD+R DL (Double Layer) and DVD-R DL(Dual Layer). The drive rewrites 8X DVD+RW and 6X DVD-RW. The PX-740A reads CD-ROMs at 48X and DVD-ROMs at 16X.

The PX-740A comes in internal version with a Tray load mechanism.
The Retail package includes: PX-740A (DVD Recorder); E-IDE (ATAPI) cable; screws; Quick Installation Guide; Software (full and trial versions): PlexTools Professional, PlexTools Professional XL, Cyberlink, Nero, Pinnacle, Sonic.

The PX-740A is supported by a Fast Warranty Service by Plextor, by which any inconveniences resulting from a defect are reduced to a minimum. The firmware is stored in FlashROM which makes it possible to quickly and easily upgrade to the latest version. CD TEXT is also completely supported.

With the PX-740A, the user has a perfect all-in-one product for creating own home videos, back-ups, composition of photograph collections, saving music…

PX-740A Benefits

Writing DVD+R: 16x
DVD-R: 16x
CD-R: 48x
Rewriting DVD+RW: 8x
DVD-RW: 6x
CD-RW: 32x
Reading DVD-ROM: 16x
CD-ROM: 48x
Buffer Underrun Proof Technology: Stops buffer underrun errors
Supports Lossless Linking (DVD+R/RW)
Zero Link (DVD-R/RW)
Supports Background Formatting
Access Time <100 ms for CD; 150 ms for DVD
2MB Buffer
E-IDE (ATAPI) interface
PC Compatibility:
Pentium 4 1.4Ghz or higher
256MB Memory
10GB of free disk space
Compatible with:
Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
MultiRead Compatible
Supports SPDIF (Digital Audio Output)
A black tray, to reduce the jitter and to increase the quality of the burned CD
Two year fast warranty service (EU, Norway and Switzerland: Collect & Return); 1 year in other countries.
Compatible formats: CD (Read/Write)
CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM Mode-2, CD-ROM XA, Photo-CD, Video-CD, Multisession, CD TEXT, CD-I, CD+G, Mixed CD
CD-R/RW (Write)
Track at Once, Disc at Once, Packet Write (variable and fixed), Session at Once DVD (Read/Write)
DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, Multiborder, Multisession, DVD+VR, DVD-VR
DVD+R/RW (Write)
DVD+R:Disc at Once, Multisession, Incremental Recording
DVD+R DL: Disc at Once
DVD+RW: Sequential Write, Random Access Write
DVD-R/RW (Write)
DVD-R: Disc at Once, Multiborder recording, Incremental recording
DVD-RW: Disc at Once, Multiborder recording, Incremental recording, Restricted Overwriting, DRT-DM

Short length design: 177.5mmm (including front bezel)
Wide CD-R and CD-RW media compatibility
Wide range DVD+R/RW media compatibility

Specifications PX-740A
Usable Formats Write ReWrite Read Play Write ReWrite Read Play
– CD-DA * * * *
– CD-ROM * * *
– CD-ROM + CD-DA * * * *
– CD-ROM XA * * *
– CD-I * * *
– PHOTO-CD * * *
– VIDEO-CD * * *
– CD-Extra * * * *
– CD-TEXT * * *
– DVD-ROM * * *
– DVD-VIDEO * * * *
– CD+G * * *

Writing Modes Track at once
Session at once
Disc at once Disc at once
Multisession Multisession (only for DVD+R)
Packet writing Packet writing
Random Access Write
Sequential Write

Buffer Underrun Proof Technology
Lossless Linking
Zero Linking

Data Transfer Rate
– Burst (UDMA/33) 66MB/s
– Write DVD+R DVD-R CD-R
16x: 22.160KB/s (CAV) 16x: 22.160KB/s (CAV) 48x: 7.200KB/s (CAV)
12x: 16.620KB/s (PCAV) 12x: 16.620KB/s (PCAV) 40x: 6.000KB/s (CAV)
8x: 11.080KB/s 8x: 11.080KB/s 32x: 4.800KB/s (PCAV)
4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCAV) 4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCAV) 24x: 3.600KB/s (PCAV)
2.4x: 3.324KB/s 2.4x: 3.324KB/s 16x: 2.400 (ZCAV)
12x: 1.800 (ZCAV)
8x: 11.080KB/s (PCAV) 4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCAV)
4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCAV) 2.4x: 3.324KB/s
2.4x: 3.324KB/s
8x: 11.080KB/s (ZCAV) 6x: 8.310KB/s (ZCAV) 32x: 4.800KB/s (PCAV)
4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCAV) 4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCAV) 24x: 3.600KB/s (PCAV)
2.4x: 3.324KB/s 2.4x: 3.324KB/s 16x: 2.400KB/s
10x: 1.500KB/s
4x: 600KB/s (ZCAV)
16x CAV 48x CAV
12x CAV 40x CAV
8x CAV 32x CAV
6x CAV 24x CAV
4x CAV 16x CAV
10x CAV
Access Time <100ms (CD) <150ms (DVD)
Data Buffer 2MB
Error Rate Mode1: less than 10-12bits
Mode2: less than 10-9bits

Front Panel
Eject Auto Eject/Manual Emergency
Disc Loading Tray, Auto load/auto eject

Rear Panel
Power Supply DC +5V and DC +12V
Audio Connector Rear: Analog output
Rear: Digital SPDIF output

Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions 146 x 41.2 x 177.5 mm (short length design!)
Weight 850 gr

MTBF 125.000 POH
Tray Loading Eject 35.000 times
Warranty 2 year Fast Warranty Service (in EU, Norway and Switzerland: Collect & Return); 1 year in other countries

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Thanks, and welcome to the forum! :smiley:

There is already a thread here, anyway. :wink:



Jep, welcome to the forums. But, since there is already a thread about this new burner I will close this one so the discussion can continue in one central thread. Hope you don’t mind!